|Present||Professor of Chemistry, Trinity University ‐ Department of Chemistry|
Honors and Awards
- Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
- National Science Foundation CAREER Development Award
- Trinity University Junior Faculty Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research
- Inorganic Chemistry
- General Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
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Water-Assisted Oxygen Activation During Selective Oxidation Reactions
Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering (2016)
The selective functionalization of hydrocarbons with oxygen to produce valuable commodity chemicals is inherently challenging, because of the thermodynamic stability ...
Enhanced Oxygen Activation over Supported Bimetallic Au-Ni Catalysts
Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2010)
New bimetallic Ni-Au supported nanoparticle catalysts were prepared by using dendrimer templated nanoparticles. Amine-terminated generation 5 polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers were ...
Dendrimer Templates for Heterogeneous Catalysts: Bimetallic Pt-Au Nanoparticles on Oxide ...
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (2008)
Polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers were used to template Pt, Au, and bimetallic Pt–Au dendrimer encapsulated nanoparticles (DENs) in solution. Adjusting the ...
Kinetic Evaluation of Highly Active Supported Gold Catalysts Prepared from ...
Journal of the American Chemical Society (2008)
Thiol monolayer-protected Au clusters (MPCs) were prepared using dendrimer templates, deposited onto a high-surface-area titania, and then the thiol stabilizers ...
Tuning Supported Catalyst Reactivity with Dendrimer-Templated Pt-Cu Nanoparticles
Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2006)
The effects of particle composition on heterogeneous catalysis were studied using dendrimer-encapsulated nanoparticles (DENs) as precursors to supported Pt-Cu catalysts. ...
Origin of Enantioselection in Chiral Alcohol Oxidation Catalyzed by Pd ...
Journal of the American Chemical Society (2005)
A kinetic investigation into the origin of enantioselectivity for the Pd[(-)-sparteine]Cl2-catalyzed aerobic oxidative kinetic resolution (OKR) is reported. A mechanism ...
Synthesis and Characterization of Dendrimer Templated Supported Bimetallic Pt-Au Nanoparticles
Journal of the American Chemical Society (2004)
Bimetallic dendrimer-stabilized nanoparticles (DSNs) were used to prepare supported Pt-Au catalysts within the bulk miscibility gap for this binary system. ...